In efforts to control the spread of Corona Virus (COVID-19) in Nigeria, the Plateau State Government yesterday 19/03/2020 took a bold step via a Press Release to order the closure of all public and private schools in Plateau State.
The state reads:
The Government of Plateau State has directed that all Public and Private Schools should be closed down on or before Saturday, 21st March, 2020. This includes Pre-Primary, Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Institutions in the State.
The decision becomes unavoidable because of the wide spread of Corona Virus (Covid 19) in the Country and the world at large. It is therefore imperative for government to adopt these and other measures to safeguard the lives of its citizens. Parents are encouraged to promote the culture of personal and family hygiene as a way of curtailing preventing this pandemic, please.
PROF. DANLADI ABOK ATU
Secretary to the Government of the State
See copy below.